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The International Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Implants



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Int J Oral Maxillofac Implants 11 (1996), No. 4     1. July 1996
Int J Oral Maxillofac Implants 11 (1996), No. 4  (01.07.1996)

Page 539-542

Osseointegrated Implants in a Patient With Osteoporosis: A Case Report
Fujimoto, Takehiro / Niimi, Atsushi / Nakai, Hidetaka / Ueda, Minoru
Osteoporosis is a relative contraindication for osseointegrated implants. This article describes a patient with severe osteoporosis who underwent implant therapy in the mandible. The treatment was carried out in a conventional manner, except for a longer healing period (6 months). All implants had clinically osseointegrated. Furthermore, there was no problem after the superstructure was placed.

Keywords: osseointegrated implant, osseointegration, osteoporosis